Children enter foster care with their own cultural background, which influences their behavior, beliefs, and world view. Children benefit when foster parents respect and are supportive of their cultural differences, including differences in customs, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This class examines how parents can support children's cultural development at various ages and offers suggestions for coping with insensitive or hurtful episodes at school and in the community.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
give examples of cultural differences to expect when a child enters a home
describe aspects of culture
recognize stereotypes base on race, color, and ethnicity
describe the cultural needs of children by age group
give examples of ways to support a child's sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
4 credit hours, $20.00 per person.
This course examines transcultural foster parenting including:
cultural differences to expect when a child joins the home
cultural needs of children by age group
stereotypes based on race, color, and ethnicity
ways to support a child's sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
how to cope with culturally insensitive or hurtful episodes
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This class was amazing and very helpful and taught us what to expect throughout our journey of adoption. Loved hearing Alissa's story from start to finish and I hope I can be the kind of adoptive parent that she has!